Rupert Friend On Being in the Star Wars Universe, Playing a Villain & Getting a Lightsaber

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Published on June 11, 2022

Rupert talks about the multiple attempts to kill his character on Homeland, being in the Star Wars universe, playing the Grand Inquisitor in the Disney+ series “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” filming in Tatooine Cantina, his uncomfortable costume, having a double-sided Lightsaber, whether or not he survived the stabbing in the show, his love of playing a villain, and he commends Jimmy’s valiant effort to try and get spoilers.

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  • Geeta Dhumane 2 years ago

    Okay so what is the deal with the Grand Inquisitor…..? ….I am happy that he knows about the Pauan (ik spelling is wrong) having two stomachs….not the most important thing, but I am waiting for what they do with it…Anyway I liked Rupert’s take on it..The Grand Inquisitor is a really imp villian

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  • rod axel 2 years ago

    Bacta Tank?

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  • Derek's Ho corner 2013 2 years ago

    Jimmy Kimmel rupert friend being star wars episode 2 attack of the clone and episode 4 a new hope awesomeness job interview

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  • Paul Doucas 2 years ago

    Great interview!

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  • Micah Hill 2 years ago

    He obviously survives because the grand inquisitor was in star wars rebels and that takes place 4 years after the Kenobi show!

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  • CaptainBazynga 2 years ago

    “I escape” 😉

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  • BadgerUKvideo 2 years ago

    “Keep the tip”

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  • truthseekers 2 years ago

    They didn’t have VCRs when I was a kid. I remember when color TVs came out. The end of america.

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  • youkeepwalking 2 years ago

    Loos a bit like Orlando Bloom…?

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  • withershin 2 years ago

    I love when someone can riff with Jimmy. It doesn’t need to be perfect just fast. Rupert does a great job!

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  • Gui Porto 2 years ago

    Great makeup. I actually had no idea it was him.

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  • DjDarkD 2 years ago

    He is so composed!

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  • TDMH 2 years ago

    I’d cast him as the next Bond.

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  • Kabelo 2 years ago

    That was actually enjoyable

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  • Melarec 2 years ago

    Fun Fact about the leprosy joke at the end: Leprosy is actually airborne, so it doesn’t matter if you shake hands with an infected individual. Close quarters conversation is enough for exposure. That being said, infection rates from exposure are much lower than commonly believed.
    Still a scary disease, though, so it’s understandable.

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  • VelocElite3 2 years ago

    Rupert looks like he could be Orlando Bloom’s brother.

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  • LISSA-💖 𝐹**СК МЕ - СНЕ𝒞𝒦 𝑀𝒴 Р𝑅𝟢𝐹𝐼𝐿Е 2 years ago

    Rupert mastered his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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  • JA914 AJ121 2 years ago

    Isn’t he killed in one try in Obi Wan?

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